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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sun, 25 Feb 2018 19:30:41 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We take to the dunes this week to discuss the launch of the hugely anticipated sandboarding(!) sequel <em>Alto's Odyssey</em>.<br><br>There's also info on the latest - and possibly last - <em>Rime</em> update, plus the upcoming arrival of <em>Lichtspeer</em> on mobile.<br><br>New releases <em>Glitch Dash</em> and <em>Dice Brawl: Captain's League</em> are put under the microscope, and James chats to <em>Layers of Fear: Legacy</em> producer Rafal Basaj about cramming all of that spookiness onto the Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 432:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep432.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76769'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76769 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:36:45 GMT Add Heatran and Regigigas to your Pokémon collection this March <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lfsj/pokemon-sun-moon-logo-169-en.jpg" width="200" alt="Add Heatran and Regigigas to your Pokémon collection this March" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <br><br>The Pokémon Company continues its <a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446">homage to legendary Pokémon</a> next month as another pair of ultra-powerful Pocket Monsters make their way to <em>Pokémon Sun</em> and <em>Moon</em> (and all <em>Ultra</em> versions therein). Heatran and Regigigas will be available via WiFi download starting in March.<br><br>Heatran is an intimidating Fire/Steel dual-type, while Regigigas is a hulking Normal type. The duo both made their debut in <em>Pokémon Diamond</em> and <em>Pearl</em> for the Nintendo DS.<br><br>Folks who own <em>Pokémon Ultra Sun/Sun</em> can download Regigigas, while trainers playing <em>Pokémon Ultra Moon/Moon</em> can add Heatran to their teams. To get the download code, you'll first need to subscribe to the Pokémon trainer club newsletter, <a href="https://club.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-trainer-club/sign-up/">which you can do right here</a>. You'll receive the code in the club's March newsletter. You can get the details in full at the event's website.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76757'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76757 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:00:42 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 431 - Florence, PUBG Mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 431 - Florence, PUBG Mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week has it all: from plot-free sandboxes of endless multiplayer violence to short, heartfelt, narrative-driven experiences.<br><br>Yes, we take a look at the Chinese version of <em>PUBG</em> on mobile, then play <em>Monument Valley</em> co-creator Ken Wong's delightful interactive story <em>Florence</em>.<br><br>We also talk to the man himself, as well as checking out the rest of the week's new mobile releases including puzzler <em>Death Squared</em>, cat-romancing sim <em>Purrfect Date</em>, plus <em>Bayonetta</em> and <em>Bayonetta 2</em> on Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 431:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep431.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76709'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76709 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:44:12 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 430 - Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, Dandara <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 430 - Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, Dandara" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em and James attempt to answer the burning question: just what is <em>Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition</em>, and who is it for? <br><br>They also cover the release of excellent mobile Metroidvania <em>Dandara</em>, the less than stellar mystery game <em>The X-Files: Deep State</em>, and the ridiculously retro <em>Dig Dog</em>.<br><br>Matchmaker extraordinaire Kitty Powers makes an appearance too, dropping by to talk about her new relationship game <em>Kitty Powers Love Life</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 430:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep430.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76649'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76649 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:26:53 GMT Mario Kart Tour? The series has been on the road for 17 years <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kkbuh_mario_artwork_-_mario_kart_wii_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Mario Kart Tour? The series has been on the road for 17 years" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Last week we learned that <a href="r/iPhone/Mario+Kart+Tour/news.asp?c=76556">Nintendo's next mobile game will be </a><em><a href="r/iPhone/Mario+Kart+Tour/news.asp?c=76556">Mario Kart Tour</a>,</em> and a lot has been said about how this will play and <a href="r/iPhone/Mario+Kart+Tour/feature.asp?c=76574">whether or not it's a good idea</a>.<br><br>Now that the internet has had the weekend to recover, we thought it would be good time to point something out from the positive column. This is far from Mario's first portable race.<br><br>In total there have been four <em>Mario Kart</em> games that you could play on the road, with the first arriving almost 17 years ago. Here's how they shaped up.<br><br><a href="r/GameBoy/Mario+Kart%3A+Super+Circuit/review.asp?c=395"><strong>Mario Kart: Super Circuit</strong></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Mario+Kart+Tour/feature.asp?c=76605'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Mario+Kart+Tour/feature.asp?c=76605 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 13:10:00 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 429 - Mario Kart Tour, Hero Hunters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 429 - Mario Kart Tour, Hero Hunters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The January slump is over, and February is here to inject gallons of piping hot content into your mobile device.<br><br>First, James and Em struggle with the certain knowledge that <em>Mario Kart</em> is coming to our phones within the next year in the form of Mario Kart Tour.<br><br>Then they discover a <em>Westworld</em> game is on the way from the <em>Fallout Shelter</em> devs, before checking out the week's new releases, which include the likes of <em>Dissidia Final Fantasy</em>, <em>Bring You Home</em>, and <em>Night in the Woods</em>.<br><br>Finally, they chat to the developer of new team shooter <em>Hero Hunters</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 429:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep429.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76581'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76581 Fri, 2 Feb 2018 17:15:18 GMT Harry's hot takes: We don't need a new Mario movie, because 1993's Super Mario Bros was utterly perfect <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ircs/super-mario-bros-movie.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: We don't need a new Mario movie, because 1993's Super Mario Bros was utterly perfect " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> While the rest of the world is getting excited about a new Mario movie, I'm sat here, draped in blankets, wondering whether everyone is experiencing some sort of mass hallucination.<br><br>Do you people not remember Super Mario Bros? Do you not remember how it single handedly redefined not just the game movie genre, but the entire cinematic lexicon?<br><br>We don't need another Mario movie, because the series already reached its zenith with the release of the 1993 classic. Don't believe me? Well here are some well researched points that are going to change your mind.<br><br><strong>It's gritty</strong><br><br>Cartoons are for kids. It's just a fact. Primary colours are designed to make children smile. Super Mario Bros understood that, so rather than trying to make a boring kids movie, it got dark. Super dark.<br><br>This is Mario in the real world, not some stupid made up world full of pipes and happiness. Here everything is dirty and awful and there's slime dripping off everything. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=76578'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Nintendo+news/feature.asp?c=76578 Fri, 2 Feb 2018 15:59:00 GMT New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Switch games out this week: Thumper: Pocket Edition, The Room: Old Sins, Meteorfall, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jxil/tablet_theroomoldsins_wallpaper.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, 3DS, and Switch games out this week: Thumper: Pocket Edition, The Room: Old Sins, Meteorfall, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week has been another generous one as we're absolutely brimming with new iOS and Android games to play. <br><br>Whether you feel like taking a whack at a shooter, diving into a puzzler, taking part in intense PvP battles, we're got something for everyone right here.<br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Four Last Things</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Joe Richardson</li><br><br><li>Platfrom: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1310675114">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.JoeRichardson.FourLastThings&hl=en">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £3.99/$3.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Go on a bizarre journey in this point-and-click adventure and made your way through a series of Renaissance-era paintings. You know the beginning of <em>Monty Python</em>? Well, imagine what it'd be like as a game and you're sort-of on the right track.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/The+Room%3A+Old+Sins/news.asp?c=76503'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/The+Room%3A+Old+Sins/news.asp?c=76503 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:30:46 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 428 - The Room: Old Sins, Thumper <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 428 - The Room: Old Sins, Thumper" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The new release gods are smiling upon us this week, as we are graced with not one but two ingeniously creepy mobile games.<br><br><em>The Room: Old Sins</em> takes us back to the realm of puzzle boxes and arcane horrors, while <em>Thumper</em>'s weird brand rhythm action has Em and James tapping their thumbs to the sound of industrial noise.<br><br>Despite these distractions, they are able to pull themselves away from their screens long enough to interview the guy behind <em>Warhammer Quest II</em>, and discover how switching studios for the sequel affected the finished product.<br><br><strong>Download episode 428:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep428.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76517'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76517 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:25:28 GMT Image & Form and Zoink! Games are teaming up to create Thunderful - here's why that's a good thing <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zviilt_thunderfullogo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Image & Form and Zoink! Games are teaming up to create Thunderful - here's why that's a good thing" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p></p><br><br><p>Swedish game studios Image & Form and Zoink! Games have joined up <a href="https://www.thunderfulgames.com/">to create Thunderful</a>, an indie game conglomerate of sorts that will see the two studios tinkering away at their own, independent projects while pooling their collective resources.</p><br><br>Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson will also be taking up the helm as CEO of Thunderful. He noted that the two companies already work together closely, and are hoping the new, official partnership will allow them to work together on much bigger projects.<br><br>You’ll know Image & Form from the positively delightful <em>SteamWorld</em> series. Most recently <a href="/r/Switch/SteamWorld+Dig+2/review.asp?c=75391">we gave <em>SteamWorld Dig 2</em> a Gold Award</a> when it launched over the summer. Zoink! Games has crafted indies like<em> Stick it to the Man!</em> and <em>Zombie Vikings</em>, though their upcoming project <em>Fe</em> looks pretty spectacular (you can scope out the trailer below), and could be one of their most ambitious titles yet. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/SteamWorld+Dig/news.asp?c=76507'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/SteamWorld+Dig/news.asp?c=76507 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:07:00 GMT 40 years of Space Invaders - 4 ways to blast aliens on the go <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ndusc_spinv_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="40 years of Space Invaders - 4 ways to blast aliens on the go" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Space Invaders</em>, one of the most seminal video games of all time, turns 40 this year.<br><br>Taito's 1978 arcade smash hit would come to define video games for a generation, its rows of descending aliens becoming inextricably linked to the medium.<br><br><em>Space Invaders</em> would also go on to birth an entire genre of shoot-'em-ups right, the result of which can still be seen today - most obviously in the form of vertically scrolling bullet hell shmups.<br><br>While <em>Space Invaders</em> has its history in bulky arcade cabinets, however, it has made the transition to portable machines surprisingly well, with several interesting twists.<br><br>They're not all readily available, but here are four ways to play Taito's shooter while you're out and about.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/Space+Invaders+Infinity+Gene/review.asp?c=14637"><strong>Space Invaders Infinity Gene</strong></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Arkanoid+vs+Space+Invaders/feature.asp?c=76489'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Arkanoid+vs+Space+Invaders/feature.asp?c=76489 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:31:42 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 427 - LABO, World of Warships Blitz <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 427 - LABO, World of Warships Blitz" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> So it seems Nintendo wants us to build our own game peripherals with <em>LABO</em>, the cardboard assembly game / craft hybrid revealed to the world this week.<br><br>James and Em discuss this daft but wonderful turn up, along with the mobile release of <em>World of Warships Blitz</em>, twin-stick shooter <em>Jydge</em>, and <em>Hero Academy 2</em>.<br><br>They also talk to Travis Ryan, the developer of new AR battler <em>Smash Tanks </em>about how to effectively bring a digital game into the real world.<br><br><strong>Download episode 427:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep427.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76454'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76454 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:48:04 GMT Will 2018 be Pokémon’s most legendary year yet? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wxvp/legendary_logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Will 2018 be Pokémon’s most legendary year yet? " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>The Pokémon Company has big plans for the New Year as they unleash some of the series’ most elusive Pokémon on the world. <a href="https://www.pokemonlegendary.com/en-us/">Incredibly rare legendary Pokémon</a> will be making a regular appearance in the 3DS games and the <em>Pokémon</em> mobile titles, so make sure you have those Master Balls at the ready.</p><br><br>From February to November, <em><a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Ultra+Sun%2FPokemon+Ultra+Moon/review.asp?c=76074">Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon</a>,</em> and regular ol’ vanilla <em><a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/review.asp?c=72086">Sun and Moon</a></em> players will receive a free Legendary Pokémon each month. Each of the Legendary event Pokémon will be at least level 60, and come toting a Gold Bottle Cap. Details on how you’ll be able to receive each of these Pokémon are still in the works. Here’s a break down of the monthly Legendary Pokémon you’ll be able to catch: <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:02:00 GMT Get started as a game journalist with work experience at the leading mobile games site <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nzle/pocketgamerparty2018.jpg" width="200" alt="Get started as a game journalist with work experience at the leading mobile games site" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Want to get your start in the glamorous world of mobile games journalism? Place your boot on the road to global media stardom? We can help.</p><br><br><p>There are work experience opportunities across Steel Media's portfolio of websites right now. We're particularly keen to find diverse new talent for <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk">PocketGamer.co.uk</a> and <a href="http://www.148apps.com">148Apps.com</a>. We will take you in, show you the ropes, offer feedback, and see what you're made of. This is your chance to see if online games journalism is for you. And Steel Media has an excellent track record for helping interns and new contributors go on to careers in the business.</p><br><br><p><strong>Who the heck are we anyway?</strong></p><br><br><p>With decades worth of experience to share, Steel Media is the perfect place to hone your writing skills, gain valuable insight into your creative abilities, and discover how to research and curate content.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/news.asp?c=76417'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/news.asp?c=76417 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:59:00 GMT Does the release of Detective Pikachu mean there’s still life in the 3DS? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kvmf/maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Does the release of Detective Pikachu mean there’s still life in the 3DS? " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p></p><br><br><p><br><br>Nintendo announced that <a href="https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-video-games/detective-pikachu/"><em>Detective Pikachu</em> would be getting a western release on 3DS</a>, and the internet immediately ignited for the second time this week (Nintendo’s getting pretty good that). <em>Detective Pikachu</em> is a 3DS mystery adventure that <a href="http:// /r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/news.asp?c=68883">originally released in Japan 2 years ago</a> featuring a gruff, coffee swilling Pikachu who does not sound dissimilar to Danny DeVito.</p><br><br>Naturally this rough and tumble spin on Pikachu resulted in a flurry of internet jokes, as <em>Detective Pikach</em><em>u</em> quickly started trending worldwide on Twitter: <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/news.asp?c=76397'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Detective+Pikachu/news.asp?c=76397 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:54:48 GMT